Detroit

DETROIT — Some Detroit City Council members say they’re concerned that an upcoming ABC Network drama will propagate a negative image of the city as dangerous and crime-ridden, and has asked the show’s producers to attend an upcoming council meeting to discuss it.

From WallStreetJournal.com: Mayor Dave Bing fired the city’s embattled police chief on Wednesday, hours before a local television station was to air a report on a reality show starring the commander.

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. – Police in the small Detroit enclave of Highland Park are investigating what a neighbor described as the bloody ax slaying of a 26-year-old Detroit woman in her boyfriend’s home. Mila Perry’s body was found Monday inside the two-story wood-frame house not long after police arrested a woman described by witnesses as […]

A 37-year-old father irate over hearing his 15-year-old son had sexual contact with a three-year-old girl made the teen strip at gunpoint, marched him to a vacant lot and shot him to death despite pleas from the boy and his mother, a relative said. Michigan authorities filed a first-degree murder charge Wednesday against Jamar Pinkney […]

Detroit automakers got public reassurance Monday from President George W. Bush that short-term government help for the industry is in the works and could come soon.

Their efforts in Congress squashed, U.S. automakers are depending upon a reluctant White House to quickly provide a multibillion lifeline to help them avoid imminent collapse.

The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee says the new bleak unemployment figures makes helping the nation’s beleaguered auto industry even more urgent.